Tactical Combat Casualty Care Certification (NAEMT)

“This Tactical medicine course is by far the best I have seen in my 15 years of service in the SEAL teams. The final exercise is as realistic and stressful as I’ve seen in a training environment. They not only hit the wickets for the cert but also provide some unparalleled realistic training scenarios utilizing Hollywood makeup artists and the most knowledgeable instructors in the business”

Josh K
SEAL Medic/18D

4-day TCCC Certificate Course | $1450 ($1250 for Active Military/LE/EMS) 

This certificate course is unlike any medical training you have attended. We will teach you what you will not learn in EMT and first responder courses or other TCCC programs. This course will prepare students to deal with live-threatening emergencies with very little gear with an extreme hand-on training experience.

All Tactical Medicine/TCCC courses are not created equal…

Though we conduct the required NAEMT guidelines to provide our graduates with the TCCC Provider certificate, 80% of our training is based on instructor field medic experience. Our staff are not EMTs that took a TCCC instructor course, they are accomplished military and austere environment medics that have practiced what they teach.

Which TCCC course is the best format for me?

There are many “Tactical” medical courses. LFR,TFR, TECC, & numerous 2-day TCCC certificates etc. These are just Lite versions of our 4-day TCCC course. Our goal is not to give you an abbreviated version of a course designed to save lives but to produce competent and confident graduates that can handle life-threatening trauma in any environment or circumstance. Our instructors train Military Medics, SOF medics and SWAT medics, Trauma Surgeons, as well as training other Trauma Medic Instructors. This course has proven to be the best trauma short-course available and the choice for Military Medics to learn and perfect their craft.

Curriculum is the similar in most TC3 courses, yet our methods are vastly different from the rest…

This TCCC course concentrates on stopping massive bleeding, Proper direct/indirect pressure, tourniquet use, wound packing and pressure bandaging, You will learn to deal with airway & respiration emergencies, conduct emergency patient moves as well as expedited patient assessments. Participants will also learn what should be carried in their trauma kits and where to procure these items. This NAEMT approved certificate-course is ideal for medical or non-medical personnel in Military, Law Enforcement, Protective occupations, Security, Hunters, Recreational Shooters, Civilian Medics, and high risk professions requiring more than First Aid/CPR and EMT courses.


2018 TCCC Schedule (select one)

TCCC Certification / Jan 14 - Jan 17
TCCC Certification / Apr 08 - Apr 11
TCCC Certification / Jul 08 - Jul 11
TCCC Certification / Oct 07 - Oct 10

What makes us so different…?

If the organization providing you with a tactical medic certificate of any kind is not willing to invest in tissue labs, ballistic labs, full moulage scenarios, multi leveled facilities that can be filled with smoke and other effects….look for another training provider.

Tissue Labs include:

  • Wound packing
  • Hemostatic agents
  • Needle decompression
  • Cricothyrotomy
  • Chest tubes (for medics)
  • Intraosseous infusion (IO)
  • Ballistic labs (5.56, 7.62×39, 7.62×51, 12g, 9mm)
  • Necropsy

This medic course was developed for Military personnel, Law Enforcement Patrol and SWAT officers, Civilian Medics, and protection teams working in non-permissive environments where conventional civilian emergency medical interventions & procedures proved ineffective. Operating in non-permissive environments exaggerated the need to break from civilian medical protocols and add tactical decision making in order to provide the best medicine in hostile environments.

Some topics may include:

  • Rapid Patient Assessment
  • Trauma care approach to Active Shooters
  • Mass Casualty trauma care
  • Effectively stopping massive bleeding
  • Gunshot wound characteristics and treatment
  • Hemostatic Agents (Combat Gauze, Celox)
  • Use of Tourniquets (SOFT-T, SWAT-T, CAT, MAT, Improvised)
  • Proper direct pressure
  • Compression bandages (Commercial & improvised)
  • Tactical Priorities – When to treat & when to fight
  • Airway Management
  • Chest Seals (What works, what doesn’t straight from the field)
  • Self care
  • Trauma Kit development
  • Different phases of care (And what the non-experienced TCCC instructors are not telling you)
  • Case Studies, once again, right from the experience of our staff
  • Blast injuries
  • Medical REACT plans
  • Medical Evacuation considerations
  • Demonstration and skills practice
  • High Risk Scenarios
  • Private and Group Training available

THE BASICS (additional courses below)

Prerequisites: None – No prior medical experience is required

Location: Carlsbad in San Diego County, California  USA

Length of course: 4 Days (8:30am – 5:30pm daily)

Cost: $1450/$1250 for Mil/LE/EMS (Additional discounts for deploying US Military/Government personnel)

Dates:  Regular Courses SEE TRAINING CALENDAR

Lodging: Upon sign-up we will send you the hotel options close to the training site ($65-$85 per night | Room sharing available)

Transportation: Our staff can pick you up from the San Diego International Airport and transport daily from hotel to training site

Gear Required: None. You may bring your current trauma kit for evaluation

Clothing: Casual (Bring a change of throw-away clothing for day 4)


OTHER TRAUMA MEDICINE COURSES – Contact us for more information

Medic TCCC – Military Medics and Remote Paramedics will benefit from advanced interventions and prolonged remote care  (4 days)

Trauma Care for Immediate Responders – Simplified trauma care and safety for educators, humanitarians, public event staff, security guards, general public. This course provides basic safety and realistic trauma care procedures for any members of the public concerned about active shooting or domestic terror scenarios (4 hours)

Advanced Tactical Medicine – Designed to prepare government medics for high risk medic assignments (30-60 DAYS)

Military Medic Transition Course – Provides current and transitioning military medics with equivalent civilian qualifications (7 days)

Trauma FINEX – Custom Trauma-based Final Exercises. We deliver realistic active shooter, domestic and foreign terror scenarios designed to test and evaluate your groups capabilities (2-24 hours)

Officer Trauma Care – Specifically for patrol officers with SOPs that may limit gear carry and invasive interventions. Included in this course are ballistics labs showing soft armor and tissue penetration with common street calibers. (1-5 days)

Humanitarian Trauma Medicine: Several times per year our teams travel to high risk regions to train NGOs and Humanitarian groups 

Custom Trauma Care – Designed to your group’s exact work environment and budget (2 hrs – 5 days)

‘GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.” 

All veteran funded training is conducted by MiraCosta College Community Services & Workforce Development located at 2075 Las Palmas Drive, Carlsbad, California 92011

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